The BFA in Collaborative Arts is a course of study designed for a diverse group of motivated, versatile, curious, and enterprising undergraduate students. Students in the Collaborative Arts BFA are required to practice and learn a variety of artistic disciplines as they explore the process of working together in groups. These students are seeking a curriculum and learning environment that has collaboration as its cornerstone and urges them to integrate the arts in their study and practice. Collaborative Arts students are trained to be creative and critical thinkers as well as innovative producers. The Collaborative Arts BFA appeals to students who are passionate about working in the arts across disciplines and are socially-conscious researcher/collaborators and entrepreneurial producers.
The core Collaborative Arts curriculum combines the investigative process and the creative process, requiring students to make art; undertake research; bridge subjects, ideas and disciplines; raise awareness; address problems; and activate their communities. Students are introduced to the process of artistic collaboration on day one and continue to experiment with collaboration as they gain skills in dramatic writing, acting, dance, filmmaking, digital design, web based media or photography. Throughout their course of study, students immerse themselves in the practice and study of collaboration, experimenting with and gaining skills in co-creation and shared authorship as they move along.
Candidates earning the Tisch Open Arts Collaborative Arts BFA must fulfill the following requirements:
Students finish with enough credits in the above four areas to total 128 credits.
Required NYU Electives (22 credits)
Any NYU course can count as an Elective except those offered through the School of Professional Studies (SPS).
Students majoring in Collaborative Arts can also minor in an area of specialization. Minors can be in the humanities, social sciences, languages, or other arts (subject to policies governing minors in those respective departments). To learn more about the CAS minors and Tisch minors open to Collaborative Arts majors, visit their website.s
Tisch and Open Arts believe that global and cultural awareness is critical to education and personal development, and the B.F.A. in Collaborative Arts encourages students to study abroad while completing their degree. The curriculum is designed to allow students to spend a semester (or an entire year) abroad while earning core, general education or elective credits. Visit NYU Study Abroad or Tisch Special Programs to learn more about study abroad opportunities at NYU.